Rennie, Allan and Bocking, Chris E. and Bennett, Graham R. (2000) Electroforming of a Stereolithography Master Pattern for use as an Electro-Discharge Machine electrode. In: Proceedings of the 33rd International MATADOR Conference. Springer-Verlag, pp. 301-306. ISBN 1-85233-323-5Full text not available from this repository.
Electroformed EDM electrodes have been proposed and studied by a number of workers and have been found to be an acceptable method of construction. They have an excellent capability of copying minute surface details (<0.1 microns). However, much of teh work has been carried out using thick electroforms (in excess of 3 mm). Unfortunately, such electroforms take many days to produce. this paper examines the feasibility of using thin walled electroforms (<1.5 mm) for use as EDM electrodes that can be produced in copper in time-scales between 14 and 38 hours. Stereolithography models were used as mandrels on which to electroform the copper. Dimensional changes were monitored at each stage.
|Item Type:||Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings|
|Departments:||Faculty of Science and Technology > Engineering|
|Deposited On:||11 Nov 2011 10:47|
|Last Modified:||16 Jul 2016 00:01|
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